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# Israel

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Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years
Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.
# West Bank
15-year-old Palestinian shot dead in clashes with Israel army, medics say
The health ministry said six others were wounded by live gunfire.
# West Bank
Three Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli special forces in the West Bank
The shooting followed an earlier shooting involving Israeli soldiers and one of the men, it has been claimed.
# Peacekeepers
Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
117 Defence Forces personnel have just returned from an extended seven-month deployment to Lebanon.
Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
# Protest
Trinity students occupy Department of Foreign Affairs and call for expulsion of Israeli ambassador
About 20 protesters went inside the building, wearing masks and social distancing.
# Israel
Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM
Centrist Yair Lapid and ultranationalist Naftali Bennett have joined forces and agreed to rotate the premiership between them.
# Israel
Israeli minister distances himself from military chief’s bombing comments
Lieutenant General Aviv Kohavi said the building housing Associated Press offices and other news outlets was ‘destroyed justly’.
# Ceasefire
Hamas says Gaza calm depends on Israeli actions in Jerusalem
Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war earlier this month that killed more than 250 people.
# United Nations
UN human rights body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
The resolution will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their “root causes” in the decades-long conflict.
# sinn féin motion
Israel criticises Ireland after Dáil declares de facto annexation of Palestinian land
Ireland is the first EU country to make such a declaration.
# Israel
Dáil passes motion condemning Israel’s de facto annexation of Palestinian land
A People Before Profit amendment to Sinn Fein’s motion was defeated.
Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.
# Palestine
US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and upgrade Palestinian ties
The US secretary of state Antony Blinken, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to aid Gaza without helping Hamas.
# Palestine
Coveney says Israel’s actions amount to a 'de facto annexation' but Hamas violence must also be condemned in SF motion
The minister said he found it “deeply troubling” that Sinn Fein will not also condemn the actions of Hamas.
# anthony blinken
US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas
The US secretary of state, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to ‘rally international support’ to help the impoverished coastal territory.
# Gaza
UN Security Council calls for 'full adherence' to Gaza ceasefire
Members have also stressed “the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population”.
Larry Donnelly: US public opinion is slowly shifting against Israel
Our columnist looks at the might of US policy when it comes to Israel and asks if things are changing.
# Palestine
Gaza ceasefire holding, despite some clashes, as aid arrives
International focus has turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip.
Fresh clashes break out in Jerusalem, as Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds
Thousands of displaced Gazans have started going back to their homes to check for damage, while Israelis returned to normal life.
Israeli police have used sound bombs against Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, where clashes first broke out 11 days ago.
Celebrations were heard on Gaza streets in the minutes after the truce began, while in the occupied West Bank, joyful crowds took to the streets.
World leaders have welcomed the deal, with some pushing for more direct negotiation between Israel and Hamas
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
Mike Murphy: I witnessed first-hand the daily humiliation of Palestinians - we cannot remain silent
The broadcaster says Ireland’s words of support for Palestinians are welcome but must now be backed up by action.
# Gaza
Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire to end 11 days of heavy violence
The agreement would close the heaviest round of fighting between the bitter enemies since a 50-day war in 2014.
A mother in Gaza: 'When we hear an explosion, I tell my daughter it's just loud, but not near. I know this could be a lie'
Rana Abdallah says the people of Gaza just want their children to live in peace.
# Gaza
Greens discuss councillors' call to support Occupied Territories Bill as Coveney says Ireland will continue to speak up
A group of Green Party councillors have called on their Dáil colleagues to support a boycott on goods from occupied Israeli territories.
# United Nations
Hope of a breakthrough after stand-off at UN; Israel targets six Hamas leaders
Following a stand-off between the US and France, reports are emerging that a UN agreement may have been reached.
# Palestine
Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.
# Palestine
Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu he expects 'significant de-escalation' in Gaza conflict
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today issued a tough threat against Hamas.
# Support
Pogba, Diallo display Palestine flag after Man United match
Leicester players Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana also showed support for the Palestinians after Saturday’s 1-0 win.
Opinion: The story of Palestine - over a century of national struggle
Trinity adjunct professor Yaser Alashqar looks at the long struggle of the Palestinians in the shadow of Israel’s power.
# Israel
Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
212 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 61 children, and more than 1,400 wounded.
The UN Security Council is to meet today, while EU leaders are to discuss the escalating violence.
An Oireachtas Committee was told that Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank have increased by 90% this year, and offered a number of reasons why this was happening.
Irish MEPs have strongly criticised the EU response and called for an immediate end to the violence.
# middle east violence
'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.
# Gaza
Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
“The world is looking on appalled,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
"The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
# Palestine
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.
# palestine protests
Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today
Protestors gathered at the Spire on O’Connell’s street earlier this afternoon before marching to the Israeli embassy.
# Gaza
Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.
# Peace
'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.
# Palestine
Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.
# Palestine
Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.
# Solidarity
Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice
The IPSC was planning to hold a “socially-distanced protest” at the Spire in Dublin.
# Gaza
'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.
# escalation
Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower
Countries such as the US and France are urging calm as the conflict escalates.